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The Spring Thrills Digit

Excerpts from By the Balls: The Complete Collection by Jim Pascoe and Tom Fassbender, Heart of the Old Country by Tim McLoughlin, Southland by Nina Revoyr, and The Plot Against Hip Hop by Nelson George.


This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.

Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha

Nearly forty years after breaking his way into public consciousness, the indefatigable godfather of indie features and African American cinema presents a graphic novel that serves as the inspiration for his latest film.

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Upcoming Events

Patricia A. Smith — The Ballroom at Sauced, Evansville, IN

6/2/17, 6:30pm

The Year of Needy Girls Midwest book launch. A conversation with author Patricia A. Smith and Some Go Hungry author J. Patrick Redmond, moderated by Kaylie Jones. Presented in association with First Fridays and Evansville Pride. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, Alta Stage (at Freight and Salvage), Berkeley, CA

6/3/17, 7:00pm

This special Saturday night event brings together ten acclaimed authors to explore the concept of “radical hope,” a guiding principle of the Bay Area Book Festival this year and the title of a new anthology conceived by Oakland writer Carolina de Robertis shortly after the latest Presidential election. She asked award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, […]

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